Monday, November 24, 2008

Where have all the losers gone?


I had a ponder yesterday while watching the Grey Cup. Every year two teams play in a Championship game. This is the same for the Grey Cup, the Super Bowl, the Stanley Cup, the Calder Cup, and so on. In every sport and every game both teams have equal chance at winning. Due to this, a special team of manufacturers create hats for the winning team to wear at the moment they are crowned the champions. However, what happens to the hats and sometimes even shirts that are made for the team that loose? Sure, the team that wins have the proper clothing with the proper labels. But where in the world do the wrong labeled outfits go? Are they burned? Are they sent to a far off land where people are dressed in the wrong winners from every year? Are they donated? Do poor people never know who actually won the game? Are they buried at sea or in the desert?
To be honest, there must be a logical answer to this, but i just can't think of it. They can't all just be thrown out, can they? If someone could fill me in on where these shirts and hats have disappeared to, I would be grateful.



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is a damn good question.
I think its nice that they have the swag ready for them when they win, but think about all of the waste! I hope they find a way to re-use all of the t shirts and hats that are cast off once the game is over. Perhaps they go back to the team's official store, and can be sold there - even though no one wants to wear a pretend "we won" hat from a game that they clearly did not win....

Mike said...

The ET game for the videogame system atari was such a failure that many empty cartrigdes of the game were buried in a unknown desert by the videogame publisher.

Jenni Mac said...

No way! Is that for real? I am so intrigued as to where it would be and if anyone has ever found it...

Mike said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_video_game_burial

it is true. I guess it was mor eof a landfill than a desert.

Jeremy said...

The hats, clothes, etc are actually donated to organizations that distribute clothing to third world countries.

I remember hearing about it during the Stanley Cup. :)